I'm doing a research project on Crime and Travel.
I've found several articles on Crimes and their punishments, all of which I've deemed really violent...
Such as burning a Criminals thumb with a hot iron, so if they are caught again they may be shown no mercy.
I am guessing that the punishments were made to scare people into staying out of crime but people still comitted them.
Was there any superstitions involved with the punishments? And who would write the crimes?